A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Author: John McQuiston II
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819225770
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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For thousands of years men and women found meaning and a deep sense of belonging though faith in God. But today, traditional images of God (as an all-powerful father figure) and much standard prayer and worship language are no longer plausible for many believers. Yet the hunger to know – and communicate with – the Sacred in some form remains strong. In this unique prayer book John McQuiston, bestselling author of Always We Begin Again, provides morning and evening devotions for two weeks, plus complete Morning and Evening Prayer services, along with a Service of Commemoration for Our Union. All use a language for and about God that reflects contemporary understandings of God and God's actions in the universe. This pocket-sized devotional is an excellent resource for individuals and congregations who are seeking to worship in a language that acknowledges today's realities and theology. "I have faith that the whole of reality is God relating to God, That we are to God as a wave is to the sea. God is the thinker and the thought, The force of gravity, The wind on the waters, The process of change, The air we breathe, The water we drink, The bread we eat. God is the nameless origin of names, Acting in all that is, Evolving and unchanging, Uncreated, ultimate, unfathomable, From whom all things proceed, Of which all things are, To which all things return." --From A Prayer Book for the 21st Century

Leaps and Boundaries

Author: Paul Victor Marshall
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
ISBN: 9780819217189
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Ten experts in worship and liturgical reform imagine the possibilities for new liturgy. Includes essays by the editors and J. Neil Alexander, Marion J. Hatchett, Carol Doran, Linda Moeller, Ormonde Plater, Leigh Axton Williams, Richard G. Leggett, and Philip H. Pfatteicher.

Prayer for the 21st Century

Author: John Marsden
Publisher: Lothian Children's Books
ISBN: 9780850918144
Format: PDF, Mobi
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International best-selling author John Marsden's heartfelt and compelling text speaks to young and old, expressing deeply held hopes and fears that we all recognise. This is a beautiful and provocative book with a universal message.

Carmelite Prayer

Author: Keith J. Egan
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809141937
Format: PDF, ePub
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Essays on the major themes of Carmelite spirituality.

Cassian s Prayer for the 21st Century

Author: John J. Levko
ISBN: 9780940866959
Format: PDF, ePub
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Though Saint John Cassian lived and wrote centuries ago (c. 360-435), his spiritual writings continue to be important to contemporary church life and personal spirituality. The rich religious traditions of Eastern Christianity influenced the course and development of monasticism in the West. Today, all Christians can, through Saint Cassian's focus on prayer, reach a higher state.

Prayer Did It

Author: Patti Janacaro
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450289061
Format: PDF
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My husband was dying. Every major organ except his heart was shutting down and he had zero white blood cells. But, prayer healed him. After Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, four code blues, six weeks in a coma, dialysis treatments, blood transfusions, chest drains and more they told us he was dying. However, we would not give up. We just prayed along with numerous prayer chains against the odds. We prayed for white cells as he had no chance of recovery without them, the chances were slim that he would get them in time, but still we prayed. Only hours away from being taken off life support the white cells appeared and he started recovering immediately! Our prayers were answered as we witnessed a miracle.

Wide Awake Worship

Author: John Henson
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846943922
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Some of the most honoured prayers reset in genuine contemporary language and over fifty classic hymns of former centuries presented in new guise.

On a Wing and a Prayer

Author: Michael L. Cooper-White
Publisher: Augsburg Books
ISBN: 9780806649924
Format: PDF, Mobi
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On a Wing and a Prayer: Faithful Leadership in the 21st Century uses the language of aviation to look at the principles of leadership and apply them to congregations and other organizations. Concepts such as visioning, strategic planning, calculated risk-taking, flexibility, and discovering the gifts of others are included. The book also will encourage lay readers to consider how these principles can shape their daily lives and arenas where they live their Christian vocations.